Virtual Certification and 6 months to complete the examination process (after the training)
guided by Dr Leigh de Groot and Julie Twynham
This water fitness training program is for anyone interested in facilitating a post rehabilitate approach to fitness. Water exercise is an excellent modality for protecting our joints and healing our bodies. Explore ways to modify and progress all the components of fitness to help people with some sort of orthopedic, cardio-pulmonary or neuromuscular conditions. This virtual training includes practical and theoretical information to maintain function in the water for movement and independence on land.
The goal of the program is to help both swimmers and non swimmers move pain free and develop skills in the water to help their mobility, strength, posture and ADL’s on land.
Full Certification Course Registration Fee Includes
- 8 hours of Virtual practical training by Certified Master Trainers Dr Leigh de Groot & Julie Twynham Educational Director
- Recorded viewing of the live training for six months after the training to review with other home study materials
- Aquatic Post Rehabilitation Instructor for General Populations Manual(430 pages to be mailed for your reference)
- Study Guide Questions & Practical Case Study reviews
- 28 Laminated poolside reference cards
- Online streaming of the following videos for six months (unlimited with Certified Membership) :
- DVD091-Rehabilitation Tutorials and Case Studies (6 videos)
- Optional upgrade for Vimeo Video Streaming for computers or Hard copies of DVDs can be purchased separately (everyone receives the WaterART Fitness App streaming with your purchase)
- Comprehensive Certification Exam Process (theory & practical assessment)
- Online profile and Certification E-diploma when successful with examination process
- Updated WaterART Certifications for two years from passing date (by achieving another level of Certification)
- Recommended but not required Pre-requisites: In order to gain the most out of this program and become successful, the following is highly recommended that the candidate have completed either Shallow & Deep H2O Instructor Certification/Senior H2O Instructor Certification at least 2 levels of WaterART Certification or equivalent unless candidate holds one of the following certifications: Registered Kin, Registered PT, RT, OT, AT or PTA.Please note that only Registered Allied Health Care Providers may utilize the term Therapist or Aquatic Therapist when they are Certified and qualified. Other professional must work in the post rehabilitation field to stay within their scope of practice.
Table of Contents & Learning Objectives
|Chapter 2||Bones, Joint & Muscle Structure|
|Chapter 3||Anatomy and Function|
|Chapter 4||WaterART System of Exercise Design|
|Chapter 5||Tools of Aquatic Rehabilitation Design|
|Chapter 6||Starting Point for General Populations|
|Chapter 7||Exercise Inventory|
|Chapter 8||Common Cervical Conditions|
|Chapter 9||Common Shoulder Conditions|
|Chapter 10||Common Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Conditions|
|Chapter 11||Common Hip Conditions|
|Chapter 12||Common Knee Conditions|
|Chapter 13||Common Ankle Conditions|
|Chapter 14||Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) or Stroke|
|Chapter 15||Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries|
|Chapter 16||Rehabilitation Assessments|
|Chapter 17||Intake Forms|
|Grading Exercise Buoyancy Tables|
|Study Guide Answers & Appendix|
|Examination Process – How to complete Theory & Practical Case Study|
Home Study Certification Video Programs (in addition to live view recordings)
- Intro To Post Rehabilitation Instructor – DVD091 part 1 (30 minutes)
This Tutorial video follows a power point presentation to introduce the Instructor to the many aspects of Post Rehabilitation in the water. Topics include the wide variety of conditions that can be helped in the water. The need to work on mobility and function to bring each client back as close as possible to former strengths. Suggestions for safe water entry and many practical comments to train water skills will help the instructor create an effective program suited to each client’s ability. This program will review an essential checklist for programming people with many functional limitations who are new to water exercise.
- Intro To Anatomy DVD091 part 2 (66 minutes)
Having a good general knowledge of all joint and muscle action is an essential part of Post Rehabilitation programming. This Tutorial DVD power point presentation guided by Leigh de Groot Doctor of Physiotherapy gives professionals a complete overview of all joint biomechanics and the muscle action required to move through a safe range of motion. Each major muscle group is examined in detail for location, strengths and weaknesses. A wide variety of exercises are shown to assist instructors to chose safe movement for the condition being rehabbed in the water.
- Beginner Mobility Program DVD091 part 3 (56 minutes)
A picture is worth a thousand words. Follow WaterART Master Trainers Jane Pomponio and Julie Twynham as they take you through an inventory of movement essential to safe water programming for post rehabilitation clients who are new to water, new to exercise or both. All exercise movements are shown above and underwater with subtitles and detailed commentary for effective video training reference.
- Shallow Water Exercises for those New to Exercise DVD091 part 4 (68 minutes)
Learn how to work one on one with a post rehabilitation client in shallow water. This video program illustrates how to get the client into the water safely and comfortably. Once in, the instructor and client work through an inventory of essential movement to train for function on land. This inventory includes safe and effective warm up movement, specific strengthening and stretching exercises and ideas for modifications for the wide variety of conditions that clients bring to the water.
Unloaded Water Exercises for those New to Exercise DVD091 part 5 (59 minutes)
This DVD is designed to help clients who need to begin their post rehabilitation without any loaded stress on their joints. The client is fitted with a belt to keep the feet off the pool floor. All movement can be done suspended in shallow water or taken to the deep end if the client has developed safe water skills. Exercises cover all components of fitness and show how to train the client to handle buoyancy, using instructor assistance at first, then, working solo as they feel comfortable. The client can be trained to use the resistance of water to assist travel as well as increasing resistance to add strengthening progressions as their condition improves. The goal is to provide balanced exercise that will provide benefits for their safe return to land.
- Equipment Toolbox DVD091 part 6 (23 minutes)
There is a wide variety of equipment available for pool use, some floats while others sink. Which will be safe and effective to help your client? Take a look at the differences between buoyant and resistive equipment and the requirements for the many general post rehabilitation conditions that may come to your pool. Each exercise must be specific to the condition and be both safe and effective. See suggestions for targeting the same exercise with different pieces of equipment to help with choice.
The goal is to provide overall mobility for recovery and function for activities of daily living. Therefore the regions of focus will cover suggested exercises for : the Cervical Thoracic and Lumbar areas of the spine, and the shoulder, hip , knee and ankle joint areas. Other exercises include suggestions for clients requiring CVA or post stroke rehab which can also be used for most movement disorders. These exercises will provide the Instructor with a generic base of safe, adaptable movement that can be combined to create programs suitable to each client’s personal needs. Some people with a chronic condition may never advance beyond a certain stage for recovery however this does not mean they have not improved their quality of life. We train to work on the ability not disability.
The goal of the program is to help bring clients back to full functional well-being.
1 . Provide a general low impact mobility program for people with general orthopedic problems.
2. Regional focus will cover suggested exercises for : the Cervical Thoracic and Lumbar areas of the spine, and the shoulder, hip , knee and ankle joint areas
3. We will review the difference between spinal extension and spinal flexion “relief positions”
4. Review how to utilize water equipment for assistance (modification) or resistance (progression)
5. How to utilize breathing techniques for relaxation and meditation purposes
6. Learn how to modify range of motion and flexibility exercises for all joint actions
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